The Merchant War is the first supplement for Iron Stars. Here, you will find much to expand upon the basic Iron Stars game, including:
*A detailed history of the Merchant War of 1908-1909 between the United Kingdom and Austria-Hungary;
*The introduction of fast attack craft and His Majesty’s Space Station Celestial Queen;
*One dozen new ship designs, including the German Äthermarine and Austro-Hungarian Sternmarine;
*Six new scenarios covering actions of the Merchant War;
*More information about Martians by the best-known chronicler of the Invasion, H. G. Wells;
*Additional rules for combat, including crew casualties and searchlights;
*New special equipment, such as machine guns and poison gas;
*Errata for the original Iron Stars rulebook; and
*Rules for including freighters and Q-ships in your games.
In addition, The Merchant War includes counters for the ships involved in the scenarios provided and an additional mine template.